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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,257 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Monique Roffey Narrator: Adjoa Andoh Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A beautifully written, unforgettable novel of a troubled marriage, set against the lush landscape and political turmoil of Trinidad. Monique Roffey's Orange Prize-shortlisted novel is a gripping portrait of post-colonialism that stands among great works by Caribbean writers like Jamaica Kincaid and Andrea Levy. When George and Sabine Harwood arrive in Trinidad from England, George is immediately seduced by the beguiling island, while Sabine feels isolated, heat-fatigued, and ill-at-ease. As they adapt to new circumstances, their marriage endures for better or worse, despite growing political unrest and racial tensions that affect their daily lives. But when George finds a cache of letters that Sabine has hidden from him, the discovery sets off a devastating series of consequences as other secrets begin to emerge.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Keri | 2/12/2014

    " The structure of this book was set so that the current story was told first and then the author took you back to when the lead couple met. I didn't like that. After reading what was basically the 'end' of the story, I didn't feel motivated to head back to the future. I did, though, because it was a book group read, but I had to force myself. The female lead, Sabine, came across as a whiny, pouting woman and her husband, George, as a clueless, self-absorbed jerk. Did I care what happened to them? Not so much. The group agreed that the real center of the story was Trinidad. Even so, I still didn't particularly care for this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Rose | 2/11/2014

    " I expected this to be an interesting story, but I could only make it through the first 100 pages. I had a really hard time figuring out how I was supposed to perceive the characters, as sometimes the novel presents them in a sympathetic light, but then returns to condemning them, describing them cruelly. Additionally, It is hard for me to understand why George would be upset about Sabine's letters when he has, and still does, physically cheat on her. I didn't make it far enough in the story to figure out if she had a physical relationship with Eric Williams, but even if she did, George would be hypocritical for condemning her for that. Sometimes the novel makes it seem like he genuinely loves her, but then it describes how he finds her ugly in her old age. As I said before, I only made it 100 pages and George's only redeeming quality seems to be that he tries to bring justice to Talbot's attackers, and in the first 100 pages this was the only thing pertaining to the issues of Colonialism the book claimed to tackle. I don't mean to be solely critical of George, Sabine was often annoying, but it seemed she was more straightforward with how she perceived George than he was of her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katy | 2/10/2014

    " A must for anyone who has lived in Trinidad "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Maggie | 2/8/2014

    " The most miserable book I have ever read "

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